MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The entirety of Minnesota is under either a wind chill advisory or warning Thursday night due to dangerously low temperatures.
WCCO Meteorologist Chris Shaffer says overnight Friday will be the coldest so far this year. Places like Fargo, Bemidji, Brainerd and St. Cloud will have lows in the minus-20s, while the metro will bottom out around minus-18. Frostbite can attack exposed skin in under 30 minutes in these conditions.
There will be a slight warm-up on Friday, though the high temperature is forecasted to be 5 degrees. There is a chance of some light snow up north by Friday evening, but snowfall totals aren’t expected to be significant.
Then, we’ll see a brief warm up when temps near 30 degrees Saturday. Flurries are possible early on.
Temps subsequently drop back down to single-digit highs and subzero lows for Sunday and Monday. Next Tuesday and Wednesday should be back to near average, with highs in the low 20s.